I have tabled names of those importing poisonous sugar, Duale

The National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale has allegedly tabled before a parliamentary committee a list of those he claimed were behind the importation of poisonous sugar into the country.

Speaking during the launch of Garissa High School alumni, Duale, who is also the Garissa Township MP, said on Saturday all those behind the importation of sugar alleged to

be contaminated with mercury and copper would be known on Tuesday.

Duale said reports he tabled before Parliamentary Committee of Trade and Agriculture contained over 60 importers and a person who brought 185 metric tons of poisonous sugar.

The report of people who imported sugar that is not fit for human consumption is with the trade and agriculture committee of parliament and their names will be known on Tuesday, Duale said.

There has been uproar over importation of sugar that allegedly contained mercury and copper.

The sugar tycoons will account for their crafty business dealings before the parliamentary committee, he added.

The Industrialization Cabinet Secretary, Aden Mohamed last this week contradicted his Interior Ministry counterpart, Dr. Fred Matiang’i claiming that tests on the alleged poisonous sugar had turned out negative.

On lifestyle audit, Duale said he supports Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta’s recent executive order to have all civil servant audited.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will leave behind a good legacy should he clear the country out of this mess, he added.

The majority leader said the lifestyle audit should start from 1963 when the country attained independence to date.

We are more than prepared for the lifestyle audit. We must know who owns what. We must clear this country of corruption by knowing the importers of bad sugar, those selling drugs and destroying forests, he added.

Duale said he and those who were fighting the cartels have been maligned on social media and portrayed to have enriched themselves through corruption to an extent of profiling some communities.

Source: Kenya News Agency